Finnish and Swedish language in Oulu
Here you can find information on the services available in Oulu.
There are two official languages in Finland: Finnish and Swedish. In Oulu, most people speak Finnish
as their mother tongue. Usually, you can also receive service in shops and at offices in English and Swedish.
Opportunities for studying Finnish or Swedish
When you know some Finnish, it will be easier for you to become a part of Finnish society.
You can study in
Multicultural Centre Villa Victor
Oulu Institute (Oulu-opisto)
Courses at the Oulu upper secondary school for adults
Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia
National Certificate of Language Proficiency
You can complete the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in Finnish or Swedish in Oulu. The
website of the Finnish National Board of Education contains a search page where you can